'''Gordon Valentine Manley, Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society|FRGS
''' (3 January 1902 – 29 January 1980) was an English climatologist
who has been described as "probably the best known, most prolific and most expert on the climate of Britain of his generation".
[Joan M. Kenworthy, ''Weather'', Vol. 69 No. 4, April 2014, p87, "Regional weather and climates of the British Isles - Part 7: North West England and the Isle of Man".]
He assembled the Central England temperature
(CET) series of monthly mean temperatures stretching back to 1659, which is the longest standardised instrumental record available for anywhere in the world. It provides a benchmark for proxy records of climatic change for the period covered, and is a notable example of scientific scholarship and perseverance (it took over thirty years to complete). His two papers describing the work are available online.
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